The Secret Teachings of All Ages Manly P. Hall Huston Smith says that this classic is "a masterful summation of the esoteric teachings of the ages". And Edgar Mitchell, the Apollo astronaut, says "it will guide historians, philosophers, and lay seekers of esoteric wisdom for centuries."
"Right thinking, right feeling, and right action – these are three gates through which the Christ power passes into the material world, there to labor in the erection of the Temple of Universal Brotherhood."
"All is in God and God is in all; all is in all and each is in each."
"The invisible nature of man is as vast as his comprehension and as measureless as his thoughts. The fingers of his mind reach out and grasp the stars; his spirit mingles with the throbbing life of Cosmos itself."
"The human body is the Little House made in the image of the Great Universal House. 'Know ye not', asked the Apostle Paul, 'that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?'"
"The trend of man's evolutionary growth is ever toward his own essential Selfhood."
"God is in all. Therefore, all are divinely in the Divine."
"One of the great Alchemical axioms is, 'Within everything is the seed of everything.'"
"Within the nature of man is reflected the entire universe in miniature."
“According to Plato, the One is the term most suitable for defining the Absolute.”
“All are dependent upon the one fertilizing principle existing in the Supreme Mind.”
"Everything which exists has a spirit – the seed of Divinity within itself."
"The sum of all things being the Good, it is natural that all things should partake of the Good and be arranged in combinations that are harmonious. Harmony is the manifesting expression of the Will of the eternal Good."
"The universe is made up of successive gradations of good."
"Pythagoras taught that both man and the universe were made in the image of God."
"Every existing creature manifests some aspect of the intelligence or power of the Eternal One."
“Xenophanes declared that God ‘is all things’.”
“Through reason man is enabled to elevate himself above the illusionary world of the senses and find eternal repose in perfect union with the Divine Essence.”
"While physically bound to earth (of which his blood and bones are part), there is nevertheless within man a spiritual power, a diviner Self, through which he is one with the symphony of the Whole."
"Out of one in all is all."
"The fiat of God is heard in the voice of the elements, and all things in Nature manifest through harmony, rhythm, order."
"Forms are the symbols of formless divine principles; symbolism is the language of Nature. With reverence the wise pierce the veil and with clear vision contemplate the reality."
"It is seen that all forms are of one substance and all life of one force, and these are co-existent in the nature of the Supreme One."
"This world is but the shadow of God….All that is in the invisible archetypal sphere is revealed in the sensible corporeal world by the light of Nature."
"The archetypes are abstract patterns formulated in the Divine Mind."
"God writes His will upon the face of celestial and terrestrial Nature. With this language we read God's will for all His creatures."